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2012 Indy 500: 13 Indianapolis 500 Teams Fined, According To Report

IndyCar has levied fines against 13 Indianapolis 500 teams, according to a Tuesday article from the Indianapolis Star.

The fines, which total $275,000, were for failing aspects of "technical inspections" during last weekend's qualification at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

From the Indy Star article:

IndyCar fined 13 teams for 18 infractions, most related to manipulations of the brakes. The fine for that: $15,000.

Fan Force United, which is fielding rookie Jean Alesi, was fined $50,000. The penalty was tied to the team not standardizing driver weight with ballasts. Will Phillips, IndyCar's vice president of technology, did not provide elaboration.

Teams representing each of the front-row starters were fined. None of the penalties will affect starting positions in Sunday's race.

Traditionally, money collected from fines goes toward various safety-related initiatives, according to the Indy Star.

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